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Jennifer’s Humble Path Leads her to Studying in the U.S.A

Posted on October 1, 2015

“Will your parents be visiting you in the U.S.A. during your time studying there?” asked the officer at the United States Embassy in Nigeria. Jennifer Omonuwa, a quiet, studious 16 year old girl who attends the A2S After School Academy, could not help but smile before she responded. “No Sir, my parents do not have …

Andrew Shares Stories from Camp 2015

Posted on July 16, 2015

“You girls need to start noticing and believing that until you take your place in Nigerian society, it will be very tough for this country to move forward.” This was not part of the citizenship session we had planned for the day but it somehow fit in. It was me starting off empowerment camp having …

Sunday Funday: A Rare Day in Nigeria

Posted on June 24, 2015

Sunday funday, as the names implies, was fun for everyone at the camp. The day started with our morning devotion which was led by Nathan. Afterwards we went for breakfast, then left for church. The team had a nice time in church, and we had a great time in the presence of the lord. The …

The Gift of a Basketball

Posted on June 22, 2015

Andrew and I arrived in Benin City, Nigeria, for the 2015 Access to Success annual trip. During this trip, our goal for this camp remained the same as the goals of every A2S camp — to empower Nigerian youth with the necessary tools to help them as they build towards a great future. Upon our …

A Homecoming Like None Other

Posted on June 11, 2015

Nathan Ekwu is a Nigerian born student-athlete at Davidson College who came to the U.S.A 3 years ago to pursue his studies. This summer, Nathan will be traveling back to Nigeria with A2S founder, Andrew Lovedale to assist in empowering Nigerian youth through our free annual basketball, empowerment and summer bible camps. Nathan shares what …

More Than Just a Summer Camp

Posted on May 13, 2015

Spring has sprung, and the flowers are starting to bloom, giving rise to the most beautiful time of the year. As we have transitioned into this beautiful spring, it also kicks our summer plans into high gear. With children wrapping up school and parents juggling parenting, job demands, and summer planning, we rarely have time …

A Mother’s Smile

Posted on May 10, 2015

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, we are thankful for the unconditional love, sacrifices and commitment they show each day. Motherhood plays a rich role in keeping the communities that A2S serves together. Irrespective of the everyday struggle that mothers often face, they remain committed to ensuring their children find a path to success. …

Checking in with Uche

Posted on February 9, 2015

Uche Ufochukwu, through a partnership with Hope 4 Girls Africa and Archbishop Carroll High School in Washington, D.C., is now a full time student juggling school and basketball practice. She is adjusting to life in U.S. and American basketball. “I had the pleasure of watching Uche play, and she was filled with energy and always …

Toe to Head

Posted on February 1, 2015

* Support A2S by using the code “A2S” to purchase a ticket to the 7th Annual A2S Game at Davidson College on February 21 against Fordham at 7 p.m. Email for information on our group package, which includes a game ticket and t-shirt for $16. About 10 years ago, it was apparent that I …

The Ever-Present Reality of Hunger

Posted on December 15, 2014

* Click here to donate to the Meal-a-Thon Clint Smith is a graduate of Davidson College where he received his B.A. in English. He is a teacher, poet and doctoral candidate in Education at Harvard University. In 2013, the Maryland Humanities Council named Clint the Christine D. Sarbanes Teacher of the Year and featured him …

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